One local non-profit organization is having a hard time meeting needs for this holiday season.
The Salvation Army in Jacksonville says food donations are down for Christmas but the need is still great. Every year, the Salvation Army donates food to the Christmas Cheer cause and the Angel Tree program, but this year they say they are having a tough time. Officials say not having a large food drive as they typically did in the past is making things tougher. Instead they plan to hold smaller food drives to help.
"Our shelves are not going to take care of the Christmas people that we have. We have about 300 to 350 families that have come to us for help," said Captain Joanne Mure.
Those figures are only from Jones county. Families in Onslow County will get food from the Salvation Army through Christmas Cheer. If you would like to donate food or cash, please stop by at the Salvation Army in Jacksonville or you can mail it in.